Funded by Skillnet Ireland, the Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) has recently announced the introduction of Digital Skills Accelerator. ICBE is a not-for-profit organisation established by leading companies across Ireland. The knowledge-sharing network of businesses are committed to helping each other become the most competitive in their field.

Committed to supporting professionals in the Munster region whose careers have been impacted by Covid-19, the Digital Skills Accelerator programme encourages job recovery and career progression.

As part of the course, participants will complete virtual training modules and industry-based work placements over a 12-week period.

Eligible participants from all job sectors are invited to register to the programme. However, those who have been displaced by the ongoing pandemic from heavily impacted sectors such hospitality, events and aviation, to name a few, are strongly encouraged to register.

Having identified areas where skills shortages and high career growth opportunities exist, this hands-on programme of learning has been carefully developed in conjunction with relevant ICT industry experts. Digital Skills Accelerator offers participants who may have little or no IT experience an opportunity to hone and develop these necessary skills ahead of returning to work. Similarly, the educational course caters for those who seek to strengthen existing skills and transfer them to a new sector.

Participants in ICBE’s Digital Skills Accelerator can expect to improve CV and interview skills, gain valuable access to industry-based work placement, as well as build confidence and gain a clear pathway for career progression

The programme leaders will work with candidates individually, to develop existing and new skills through digital training. Participants will be trained and supported in achieving a stronger and more sustainable career within the Munster region.

Applicant Eligibility

If you are over 18 years of age and have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and find yourself on the Pandemic Unemployment payment (PUP), this programme is for you.

Participation in the Digital Skills Accelerator programme will not impact the payment of those who are currently in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website.

If you are currently within the Midwest Region, not in employment and wish to up skill or re-skill, visit to apply and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

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